• IEC 60312:2007

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

    Vacuum cleaners for household use - Methods of measuring the performance

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    Superseded date:  10-01-2011

    Language(s):  English - French, Spanish, Castilian

    Published date:  27-04-2007

    Publisher:  International Electrotechnical Committee

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    FOREWORD
    Section 1: General
      1.1 Scope
      1.2 Normative references
      1.3 Definitions
      1.4 General conditions for testing
           1.4.1 Atmospheric conditions
           1.4.2 Test equipment and materials
           1.4.3 Voltage and frequency
           1.4.4 Running-in of vacuum cleaner and attachments
           1.4.5 Equipment of the vacuum cleaner
           1.4.6 Operation of the vacuum cleaner
           1.4.7 Conditioning prior to tests
           1.4.8 Initial application of dust
           1.4.9 Mechanical operator
           1.4.10 Number of samples
           1.4.11 Reference cleaner system
    Section 2: Dry vacuum cleaning tests
      2.1 Dust removal from hard flat floors
           2.1.1 Test equipment
           2.1.2 Test area and stroke length
           2.1.3 Distribution of test dust
           2.1.4 Determination of track width and stroke width
           2.1.5 Test method
           2.1.6 Determination of dust removal ability
      2.2 Dust removal from hard floors with crevices
           2.2.1 Test equipment
           2.2.2 Distribution of test dust
           2.2.3 Determination of dust removal ability
      2.3 Dust removal from carpets
           2.3.1 Test carpet
           2.3.2 Test area and stroke length
           2.3.3 Cleaning cycle
           2.3.4 Conditioning of test carpet
           2.3.5 Distribution of test dust
           2.3.6 Embedding of dust into carpet
           2.3.7 Preconditioning of dust receptacle
           2.3.8 Determination of dust removal ability
      2.4 Dust removal along walls
           2.4.1 Test equipment and materials
           2.4.2 Distribution of test dust
           2.4.3 Determination of dust removal ability along
                  walls
      2.5 Fibre removal from carpets and upholstery
           2.5.1 Fibre removal from carpets
           2.5.2 Fibre removal from upholstery
      2.6 Thread removal from carpets
           2.6.1 Test carpet
           2.6.2 Distribution of threads
           2.6.3 Determination of thread removal ability
      2.7 Maximum usable volume of the dust receptacle
           2.7.1 Conditions for measurement
           2.7.2 Introduction of moulding granules
           2.7.3 Determination of maximum usable volume of
                  dust receptacle
      2.8 Air data
           2.8.1 Conditions for measurement
           2.8.2 Test equipment
           2.8.3 Determination of air data
      2.9 Performance with loaded dust receptacle
           2.9.1 General
           2.9.2 Suction with loaded dust receptacle
           2.9.3 Throttling to simulate loaded dust receptacle
           2.9.4 Determination of performance with loaded dust
                  receptacle
      2.10 Dust emission of the vacuum cleaner
           2.10.1 Test procedure
           2.10.2 Pre-test
           2.10.3 Dust test
           2.10.4 Calculating emission
           2.10.5 Record
    Section 3: Wet vacuum cleaning tests
      3.1 Object of the test
      3.2 Wet cleaning effectiveness on carpet
           3.2.1 Test carpet samples
           3.2.2 Soiling of carpet sample
           3.2.3 Cleaning procedure
           3.2.4 Drying of the carpet sample
           3.2.5 Determination of wet cleaning effectiveness
           3.2.6 Colorimetric measurements
           3.2.7 Visual assessment
    Section 4: Miscellaneous tests
      4.1 Motion resistance
           4.1.1 Test carpet and test equipment
           4.1.2 Determination of motion resistance
      4.2 Cleaning under furniture
           4.2.1 Distribution of test dust
           4.2.2 Determination of free furniture height
      4.3 Radius of operation
           4.3.1 Conditions for measurement
           4.3.2 Determination of radius of operation
      4.4 Impact resistance
           4.4.1 Test equipment
           4.4.2 Determination of impact resistance
      4.5 Deformation of hose and connecting tubes
           4.5.1 Test equipment
           4.5.2 Determination of permanent deformation
      4.6 Bump test
           4.6.1 Test equipment
           4.6.2 Test cycle
           4.6.3 Test procedure
      4.7 Flexibility of the hose
           4.7.1 Preparation of test object
           4.7.2 Determination of the flexibility of the hose
      4.8 Repeated bending of the hose
           4.8.1 Test equipment
           4.8.2 Test method
      4.9 Operation with partly filled dust receptacle
      4.10 Mass
      4.11 Specific cleaning time
      4.12 Dimensions
      4.13 Noise level
      4.14 Energy consumption
           4.14.1 Energy consumption with vacuuming of carpets
           4.14.2 Energy consumption with vacuuming of hard
                  floors with crevices
    Section 5: Test material and equipment
      5.1 Material for measurements
           5.1.1 Test carpets
           5.1.2 Standard test dust
           5.1.3 Fibre material
           5.1.4 Thread material
           5.1.5 Moulding granules
           5.1.6 Test cushion
      5.2 Equipment for measurements
           5.2.1 Floor test plate
           5.2.2 Test plate with crevice
           5.2.3 Carpet-beating machine
           5.2.4 Carpet hold-downs and guides
           5.2.5 Dust spreader
           5.2.6 Rollers for embedding
           5.2.8 Equipment for air data measurement
           5.2.9 Equipment for dust emission measurement
           5.2.10 Device for motion resistance test
           5.2.11 Device for impact test
           5.2.12 Device for determination of deformation of
                  hoses and connecting tubes
           5.2.13 Mechanical operator
           5.2.14 Weighing machine
           5.2.15 Testing surface for wet cleaning tests
           5.2.16 Spectrophotometer
           5.2.17 Test soil mixer
    Annex A (informative) Information on materials
    Bibliography

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Applicable to vacuum cleaners for household use in or under conditions similar to those in households.The purpose of this standard is to specify essential performance characteristics of vacuum cleaners being of interest to the users and to describe methods for measuring these characteristics.

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    Committee TC 59/SC 59F
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher International Electrotechnical Committee
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    ASTM F 2607 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Hard Surface Floor-Cleaning Ability of Household/Commercial Vacuum Cleaners
    BS EN 60335-2-2:2010 (published 2010-05) Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances
    02/206053 DC : DRAFT JULY 2002 IEC 62301 ED.1 - MEASUREMENT OF STANDBY POWER
    CSA E60335.2.67 : 2001 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR FLOOR TREATMENT AND FLOOR CLEANING MACHINES, FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL USE
    08/30195344 DC : 0 BS EN 60335-2-68 FPRAC HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-68: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR SPRAY EXTRACTION APPLIANCES, FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL USE
    17/30354011 DC : 0 BS EN 63103 - APPARATUS FOR LIGHTING PURPOSES - NON-ACTIVE MODE POWER MEASUREMENT
    ASTM F 2756 : 2011 Standard Test Method for Determining Energy Consumption of Vacuum Cleaners
    02/203087 DC : DRAFT MAR 2002 IEC 60335-2-67, ED. 3.0 - HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-67: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR FLOOR TREATMENT AND FLOOR CLEANING MACHINES, FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL USE
    04/30117319 DC : 0 BS EN 60335-2-72 - HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-72: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMATIC MACHINES FOR FLOOR TREATMENT FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL USE
    08/30195105 DC : DRAFT DEC 2008 BS EN 60335-2-2 ED6 - HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR VACUUM CLEANERS AND WATER-SUCTION CLEANING APPLIANCES
    VDI 6022-5 : 2016 VENTILATION AND INDOOR-AIR QUALITY - AVOIDANCE OF ALLERGENIC EXPOSURE - REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE TESTING AND EVALUATION OF TECHNICAL PRODUCTS AND COMPONENTS AFFECTING THE INDOOR AIR
    CSA E60335.2.69 : 2001 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR WET AND DRY VACUUM CLEANERS, INCLUDING POWER BRUSH, FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL USE
    BS 6686-2.1(1990) : 1990 METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF AIRBORNE ACOUSTICAL NOISE EMITTED BY HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS - VACUUM CLEANERS
    DD IEC PAS 62611 : 2009 VACUUM CLEANERS FOR COMMERCIAL USE - METHODS FOR MEASURING PERFORMANCE
    CSA C62301:2011 HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - MEASUREMENT OF STANDBY POWER
    08/30195352 DC : 0 BS EN 60335-2-69 FPRAC - HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-69: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR WET AND DRY VACUUM CLEANERS, INCLUDING POWERBRUSH, FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL USE
    BS 3999-12(1982) : 1982 METHODS OF MEASURING THE PERFORMANCE OF HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - VACUUM CLEANERS
    08/30192767 DC : 0 BS EN 62301 - HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - MANAGEMENT OF STANDBY POWER
    08/30195341 DC : 0 BS EN 60335-2-67 FPRAB - HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-67: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR FLOOR TREATMENT AND FLOOR CLEANING MACHINES, FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL USE
    CAN/CSA-C62301:2011(R2016) HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - MEASUREMENT OF STANDBY POWER
    CSA E60335.2.68 : 2001 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR SPRAY EXTRACTION APPLIANCES, FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL USE
    I.S. EN 60335-2-2:2010 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR VACUUM CLEANERS AND WATER-SUCTION CLEANING APPLIANCES (IEC 60335-2-2:2009 (EQV))
    ASTM F 2797 : 2010 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Edge Cleaning Effectiveness of Vacuum Cleaners (Withdrawn 2019)
    BS EN 62301 : 2005 HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - MEASUREMENT OF STANDBY POWER
    ASTM F 2756 : 2011 : R2016 Standard Test Method for Determining Energy Consumption of Vacuum Cleaners
    PREN 60335-2-72 : DRAFT 2008 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-72: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMATIC MACHINES FOR FLOOR TREATMENT FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL USE
    ASTM F 2607 : 2008 : R2014 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Hard Surface Floor-Cleaning Ability of Household/Commercial Vacuum Cleaners
    IEC 62301:2011 Household electrical appliances - Measurement of standby power
    IEC PAS 62611:2009 Vacuum cleaners for commercial use - Methods for measuring performance
    I.S. EN 62301:2005 HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - MEASUREMENT OF STANDBY POWER
    EN 62301 : 2005 HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - MEASUREMENT OF STANDBY POWER
    EN 60335-2-2:2010/A1:2013 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR VACUUM CLEANERS AND WATER-SUCTION CLEANING APPLIANCES (IEC 60335-2-2:2009/A1:2012)

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    ISO 3386-1:1986 Polymeric materials, cellular flexible Determination of stress-strain characteristics in compression Part 1: Low-density materials
    IEC 60704-1:2010 Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 1: General requirements
    IEC 60335-2-2:2009+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2016 CSV HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR VACUUM CLEANERS AND WATER-SUCTION CLEANING APPLIANCES
    IEC 60704-2-1:2014 Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-1: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners
    ISO 2439:2008 Flexible cellular polymeric materials Determination of hardness (indentation technique)
    ISO 554:1976 Standard atmospheres for conditioning and/or testing Specifications
    ISO 679:2009 Cement Test methods Determination of strength
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